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Trump set on legal fight in 2020 election, calls it ‘far from over’

Throughout the campaign, President Donald Trump cast doubt about the integrity of the election...
Throughout the campaign, President Donald Trump cast doubt about the integrity of the election and repeatedly suggested that mail-in ballots should not be counted.(Source: POOL via CNN)
Published: Nov. 7, 2020 at 12:38 PM CST
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(KWCH) - President Donald Trump issued a statement Saturday morning. He did not concede the 2020 presidential election despite Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania giving him 290 electoral votes and exceeding the 270 needed to win. Instead, the president vowed to continue fighting the results, beginning Monday. Read the president’s statement below.

"We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process.  Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

"Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room – and then fight in court to block their access.

“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”

- President Donald J. Trump

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